Book Launch: Pandemic, Ecology and Theology - Perspectives on COVID-19

When and Where

Friday, November 27, 2020 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm


Alexander J.B. Hampton (editor and contributor), Catherine Keller (contributor), Lisa H. Sideris (contributor), Jarel Robinson-Brown (respondent), Hilda Koster (moderator)


A conversation about the transformative possibilities in the human and natural crisis of our time.

As the sequential stages of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic have unfolded, so have its complexities. What initially presented as a health emergency has revealed itself to be a phenomenon of many facets. It has demonstrated human creativity, the oft neglected presence of nature, and the resilience of communities. Equally, it has exposed deep social inequities, conceptual inadequacies, and structural deficiencies about the way we organise our civilisation and our knowledge. As the situation continues to advance, the question for many is whether the crisis will be grasped as an opportunity to address the deep structural, ecological, and social challenges that we brought with us into the second decade of the new millennium, or will we collectively, if hesitantly and reluctantly, return to the same problematic perceptions and practices that we previously held.

Please join the contributors of Pandemic, Ecology and Theology as they discuss the many questions and opportunities COVID-19 has presented.

For more information on the book, please go to the website.

This event is hosted by the University of Toronto Department for the Study of Religion and the Elliott Allen Institute for Theology and Ecology, St. Michael’s College.

To register, please go to the Eventbrite invitation